preservation

Development Opportunity and Historic Preservation in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Vicki Weiner

Cypress Hills: New Housing for a Rooted  Community

In...

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Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Monday, December 17, 2007

Northside Town Hall Community Center

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Built in 1869, Engine 212 was threatened with forced closure in the 1970s by a cash-strapped city government. New York City’s poorest neighborhoods were then suffering waves of arson and destructive fires. At the same time, City services, including fire-fighting, were being slashed.
In 2009, Pratt Center helped to transform Engine 212 – “The People’s Firehouse” - into a community and cultural center.
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Community members rallied around the firehouse, occupying it for eighteen months until the City relented. Engine 212 was dubbed “The People’s Firehouse,” and the moniker stuck with a group of community activists who came together in support of the firehouse. These activists...

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Manhattan Community Board 9 197-a Plan

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From 2003 to 2007, Pratt Center worked closely with Community Board 9 Manhattan (CB9M) and the Harlem Community Development Corporation to craft a comprehensive set of recommendations to guide the future development of three neighborhoods in northern Manhattan: Morningside Heights, Manhattanville, and Hamilton Heights.
Pratt Center worked with local stakeholders to develop recommendations to guide development in three northern Manhattan neighborhoods.
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Community Board 9's plan for the area guided the local response to Columbia University's proposal to expand into Manhattanville. Pratt Center assembled a team to assist Community Board 9 in evaluating Columbia's own rezoning proposal for Manhattanville, including a review and...

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Coney Island for All

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Vicki Weiner
Paula Crespo

A coalition of community, labor, and housing organizations concerned with the future of Coney Island has joined in support of Coney Island for All: A Platform for Equitable Development, on which the Pratt Center for Community Development served as a key advisor.

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Monday, April 6, 2009

Fulton Street Mall

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Amidst the City's broad redevelopment plan for downtown Brooklyn, Fulton Mall: New Strategies for Preservation and Planning - a Pratt Center project and report - offered strategies for securing the future of Fulton Mall as a vital public place.
Pratt Center has worked to improve Fulton Street Mall's commercial strip while preserving its role as a vital public place.
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We brought historic preservation, urban planning, ethnography, community cultural development, and economic development strategies together, and coordinated them to identify economic opportunities, preserve the most important historical resources, and provide unique and useful retail for...

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Archived
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Vicki Weiner
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Community Board 9 Manhattan 197-a Plan

Community Board 9 Manhattan 197-a Plan, completed in 2007, is the compilation of work begun by the Community Board in 1998, and later revised and supported by the Office of Manhattan Borough President, a Columbia University Planning Studio, the New York City Council, the Harlem Community...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Monday, September 24, 2007

Fulton Street Mall: New Strategies for Preservation and Planning

This report was designed to lay the groundwork for Fulton Street Mall's future by combining the best historic preservation and redevelopment measures in order to preserve and nurture the Mall as a unique and vibrant public place The report details our research findings and proposes a...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006